Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A New Resolution

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
-John F. Kennedy
As the new year approaches resolutions are being made. Whether it be to lose weight, be with the family more, or quit an obnoxious habit; we are all out for a change of life.
Recently I began to ponder upon the upcoming year; my resolutions and the exciting events to come. Between wedding planning, traveling, and a surprising new adventure (more on that later), I forgot to ask how to serve the Lord more.
If we were to change the words in the J.F.K. quote from country to God, this would be the result.

Ask not what God can do for you, ask what you can do for God.
Too many times people get involved with themselves only praying for their own well being.

We all come short of thanking and praising God.  

If one begins to serve the Lord, in extension people are blessed with one's services. Helping out at church working in the nursery is serving, but also aiding poor mothers who just want an hour to themselves to worship. Toiling in the cafĂ© presenting food brings happiness to a fellow church goer's tummy while at the same time laboring for Jesus.
Our resolutions need to begin and end with the Lord.

Let our new year begin first with serving God and blessing others with our work.

Nancy Jane

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Great Olive Oil Makeup Remover Experience

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Olive oil is my best friend. You can cook, clean, and moisturize with it; what else can a girl ask for?

I have been using it for months now as makeup remover, and it has been fantastic. Just pour it on a cotton ball and wipe! The toughest of eye liners fall prey to the oil.

Oh, how amazing the magical liquid is.

However, with the pros comes the cons. Here is a list I created to describe my experience with the golden oil.

  • No weird chemicals, all natural product.
  • Affordable: You can purchase an inexpensive bottle or a pricy one.
  • The wrinkles my skin is starting to develop under my eyes get moisturized.
  • Simple to use. 
  • Add a drop of Essential oil, such as peppermint, to olive oil for more benefits!
  • Ants. The annoying creatures manage to find the used cotton balls in my trash can. Or, they climb onto the counter and find the bottle I forgot to close and take a dip into the bottle. Thus ruining a the whole container.
  • Leaves a bit of an oily residue on skin you need to wipe off with towel.
Despite the cons, I will continue to be a faithful user. Of course, be sure to test it on your skin first if you are feeling adventurous. 

If you give it a try, let us know about your experience!

Nancy Jane